New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh can pay a three-day go to to Egypt beginning Sunday to additional prolong defence cooperation between the 2 international locations.
Taking to Twitter, Rajnath stated that he’s trying ahead to holding discussions along with his counterpart Normal Mohamed Ahmed Zaki.
“Tomorrow, 18th September, I’d be in Cairo, on a three-day go to to Egypt. Trying ahead to holding discussions with my counterpart, Normal Mohamed Ahmed Zaki to additional strengthen defence cooperation between each the international locations,” Rajnath tweeted.
In line with an official assertion, throughout the go to, the 2 counterparts will overview the bilateral defence ties, discover new initiatives to accentuate military-to-military engagements and give attention to deepening cooperation between the defence industries of the 2 international locations.
An MoU to supply additional impetus to enhanced defence cooperation between India and Egypt will even be signed, as per Defence Ministry assertion.
“The Raksha Mantri will even name on President of Egypt Mr Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The go to by Shri Rajnath Singh goals to additional consolidate defence cooperation and the particular friendship between India and Egypt,” it added.
Egypt is among the largest funding locations for India within the area with an current Indian funding of USD 3.15 billion. Indian firms proceed to execute a number of initiatives in Egypt.
Furthermore, to bolster defence cooperation between the 2 international locations, a staff of the Indian Air Power arrived in Egypt on June 22 to take part in a bilateral ‘Tactical Management Programme’ with the Egyptian Air Power.
Earlier in November, final yr, Chief of Air Employees Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari went to Egypt for his five-day go to to attend the Air Energy Symposium and Defence Exposition (EDEX) in Cairo.
This occasion was scheduled from November 28 to December 2.
The yr 2022 is of explicit significance because it marks the seventy fifth anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Egypt.
Egypt and India additionally get pleasure from cordial defence relations. There was shut cooperation between the Air Forces, with efforts at collectively growing a fighter plane within the Sixties. IAF pilots had additionally skilled Egyptian pilots from the Sixties till 1984. Within the latest previous, since 2015, there have been a number of high-level exchanges of visits by defence delegations. (ANI)